YOUR GUIDE: Flynn candidates hand in their resumes

WHO is most qualified for Flynn's top job?

Woman steals pregnancy test kit to avoid ‘gossip’

DIY pregnancy test kits.

Woman steals pregnancy kit to avoid small town gossip

MediCARE or MediSCARE?

Labor supporters held a rally against changes to Medicare in Gladstone today.

Medicare and hospital funding has been a hot topic in Flynn

Bechtel lets tradies decide donation dollar figure worth thousands

BECHTEL leaves donation figure up to hard-bargaining tradies.

Gladstone hotel reveals hot new 'fine dining' menu

The pinch-hitting head chef for Queens Hotel Marcus Giles showing he can handle the heat in the kitchen.

After more than three years Queens Hotel has a hot new menu

Fishing comp to raise funds

Hamish Allen with a Diamond Trevally.

DARRYL Brathwaite says "tomorrow the wind to spring up again..."

New opportunity worth millions opens to Gladstone businesses

SPEAKING UP: Charlton Doblo has long been advocating for a local preference policy. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

"Before this it was impossible for us to get jobs"

Gladstone woman chosen to sing in Disney movie

BIG BREAK: Melodee Leilua (centre right) with Polynesian super star band Te Vaka.

"I was stunned and I nearly fell over"

LISTEN: Gladstone fishermen fight 'motor fire' 60km to sea

Aaran Denschel said he didn't bother trying to restart his motor once the fire was extinguished.

FISHERMEN'S boat motor catches alight off Heron Island.

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LETTER: ‘Students breathe in toxic car fumes’

Kiss and Go is a convenient way to collect young children from school in the afternoons but the wait might be impacting their health.

LETTER: Waging a war we can't afford, apparently

Australian Defence Forces personnel from Force Protection Element 4 (FPE4) and Force Communication Element 3 (FCE3) parade as they are farewelled before deploying to Afghanistan at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane, Monday, June 29, 2015. Their deployment is aimed at supporting Australia's force protection mission in Afghanistan. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING

Our self-proclaimed economic manager has shot himself in the foot

LETTER: How I realised voting is important

What was said to me had real purpose and genuine gratitude behind it

LETTER: Where do Flynn candidates stand in abortion debate

This is a priority for this Gladstone resident

If you silly vote, don’t be surprised if you get a donkey

Josie the donkey at Caboolture Historical Village on Australia Day.

Photo Jorge Branco / Caboolture News

Why a drawing on your ballot paper just won't cut it

OPINION: No more piecemeal politics

Editor Shelley Strachan

Gympie region does not want any more piecemeal politics

Strange Politics: Bill grabbed by Shorten curlies

STRANGE POLITICS with Chris Calcino

Bill was caught out spectacularly today

Vicious and violent brawl spills onto street

The three men who police believe attacked two teenagers this morning. Photo Contributed

Police are appealing for information

UPDATE Police rule out CCTV footage in sexual assault case

Police call for information over sexual assault in Mooloolaba

Woman who collapsed in centre airlifted to Brisbane

Shocked shoppers watch on as paramedics perform CPR on a person who collapsed inside Rose City Shoppingworld.

Woman was critical after incident at Rose City Shoppingworld

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

How does $5m of wine disappear into thin air?

Collections of Penfolds Grange were among the more-than $5 million worth of wine that went missing from an insolvent storage business in the Hunter region.

More than $5 million of prestige wine has disappeared

BREAKING: Jayde Kendall murder accused to plead not guilty

MURDERED TEEN: Jayde Amanda Kendall.

Brenden Jacob Bennetts charged with teen's murder on

Chimpanzee breaks bullet-proof glass at the Rockhampton Zoo

One of the Rockhampton Zoo's five chimpanzees.

Aggro chimps smash reinforced glass window at Rocky Zoo enclosure

15 changes that could affect you from July 1

Waleed Aly, left, joins The Project full time in 2015. Pictured with Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar. Supplied by Network Ten.

Plenty of changes arriving on July 1

Missing woman's case a matter of urgency: Police

Police are appealing for help to located Emma Gover, 30, missing June 23 from the Toowoomba area.

Police call Emma Gover case "high-risk missing person"

Crash at Alstonville is being investigated

A crash at the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road involving a number of cars.

POLICE investigate fault in a two car crash on the Bruxner Hwy.

Clive Palmer: I'll reopen my nickel refinery next year

Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer

“None of the workers were sacked by me."

Former soldier in Rocky to pull the trigger on PTSD

Trigger and Royce arrived in Mackay earlier in the week.

Royce's new mission involves a lot of miles

'Potential for catastrophic events': Home birth inquest

Lismore Court House.

Inquest hears of changes to service after death of home birth baby

ISIS blamed for airport suicide bombing that killed 41

An entrance of the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul after explosions, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 10 people and wounding around 20 others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday.

239 people were injured, many seriously

Farage predicts EU-XODUS

Nigel Farage, center, the leader of the UK Independence Party reacts in celebration at a "Leave.EU" organization party for the British European Union membership referendum in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. Source AAP

Brexit could be just the beginning

Corbyn refuses to resign in wake of Brexit

Tower Bridge, London.

His party isn't backing him but Corbyn isn't budging

Google and Twitter battle for election sausage supremacy

STRANGE POLITICS with Chris Calcino

The real battle on election day will be all about sausage sizzles

UPDATE: Car v house a lucky escape in more ways than one

QFAS, the QPS and QAS respond to an accident where a learner driver is believed to have reversed into a neighbours home at around 2.45pm on Tuesday June 28, 2016.

Lucky escape for a learner driver in Gympie

French yacht thief escapes charge, taxpayers foot $15k bill

 And the taxpayer is footing the $15,000 bill for removing the vessel from the beach after it began breaking up in king tides early in May.

Police say the case of a $200,000 yacht theft is not on their books.

WATCH: How a texan llama uses a leaf blower to stay cool

A Texan zoo has found a creative way to keep a llama cool

Star-struck Gladstone man seeks selfie with Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hansen in Gladstone June 24, 2016. Pauline and Fraser Anning.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

FLYNN voter visits his favourite pollie.

Because New Zealand’s big things look like erm.....

We've compared Australia's big things with NZ's

What tomorrow's TV swap means for regional viewers

Channel surfers will have to change their habits as of July 1.

CHANNEL numbers set to change in historic broadcasting changes.

Mel B plans for Spice Girls reunion next year

Mel B has reveals a Spice Girls 20 year reunion.

Johnny Depp gives first interview since divorce

Depp's first public interview since split from Heard.

Olivia Wilde wears her son's baby lotion

The actress wear's her son's baby lotion when she misses him.

Offspring cast reflects on show’s ‘explosive’ return

Asher Keddie and Linda Cropper in a scene from season six episode one of Offspring.

WHERE to now for the Proudmans? Warning this story contains spoilers

Beyoncé didn't like her wedding dress

The pop star has revealed she hated her wedding dress.

Here's how to get ready for the new financial year

Cash money Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

The new financial year starts tomorrow here's how to get ready.

Landlord's nightmare: Rental home trashed, 'stripped'

Landlord Joanne Kerse is distraught that her house has been trashed by a tenant.

Joanne Kerse had the tenant from hell

820 LNG workers set to re-enter Gladstone job market

Onsite at Australia Pacific LNG. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

"I’m trying to stay because I like Gladstone"

Family-owned Southern Downs business sells after 23 years

Glenmar Fuels truck crossing culvert near the Allora depot.

An integral part of Southern Downs industry and agriculture sells up

Geiger Electrical makes major pledge to sacked workers

Redundant Geiger workers could potentially be re-employed in future

Mining companies 'spending big' on reducing dust

Quaker Chemical Queensland manager Paul Oliver demonstrating a dust suppression chemical used in underground coal mines.

Coal mining companies spend on reducing dust